This is a full time position for a Licensed Practical Nurse, providing outpatient nursing care for our patients and assisting our physicians in all clinical areas of the practice:
Oversees the Prescription refill line and assists in processing prescription refills and edit prescriptions as deemed necessary.
Assists with obtaining prior authorizations for required medications for patients.
Responsible for reviewing the opioid treatment agreement with all new and existing patients
Assists with urine drug screenings: collection process and assuring chain of custody.
Triages incoming patients by obtaining vital signs, reconcile current medication list, reconcile allergies and determine chief complaint.
Assists physicians with examinations, diagnostic procedures and treatments.
Provides basic patient care as ordered.
Administers injection of medications or immunizations in accordance with approved nursing protocols. Observe patient for any reaction to medications or immunizations, treatments and significant incidents.
Responds to life threatening situations based upon nursing standards, polices, procedures and protocols.
Prepares exam rooms for patients, restock supplies, sterilize instruments and maintain medical equipment.
Appropriately document all nursing interventions in the electronic medical record. Review the chart for completeness, test results and billing.
Scans upcoming appointments for additional medical record information necessary. Obtain medical records from other physician offices, hospitals, labs, emergency rooms, and radiology departments prior to patient visit.
Completes all “tasks” assigned to individual team (as well as covering for other nurses/MA’s who may be temporarily absent), including responding to patient messages, prescription refills, lab results, referrals, home health agencies, medication prior authorizations, patient forms and follow up from physicians. All tasks must be reviewed, addressed and marked appropriately before the close of each business day.
Responds to questions from patients, family members, faculty/residents, other health care providers in a timely and professional manner. Patient phone calls should be answered on the same day they are logged in, before leaving for the day. If patient is not home at the first attempt, a notation should be made in the medical record. All patient conversations must be documented in the electronic medical record.
Follows EVMS protocols related to infection control, environmental safety and patient confidentiality. Complete annual recertification for OSHA, Blood Borne Pathogens, Compliance, Respiratory FIT and IT policy. Maintain current CPR certification and nursing license.
Nursing staff is required to fill in for other clinical staff during vacations and illness and perform other duties as assigned.
Completion of a program of instruction for licensure as a Practical Nurse. Licensed in VA as an LPN.
Completion of BLS class and re-certify every 2 years.